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South America

Quito, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) On Monday, the Social Commitment Movement for the Citizens' Revolution publicly denounced what it described as permanent abuses and violations of human rights by Ecuadorian justice and police agencies against its leaders.

Brasilia, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian oil workers began a strike on Monday to alert society to the mass layoffs policy in the sector and the privatization of State oil company, Petrobras.

Santiago, Chile, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Chile dawned on Monday with a new national strike day called by unions from the Social Unity Roundtable, which will be the preamble of a general strike on Tuesday.

Santiago de Chile, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) A fire on Monday affected at least three companies in an industrial estate in the commune of Lampa, north of this capital, which prompted the mobilization of more than 20 firefighting companies.

Santiago de Chile, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) In the midst of popular mobilizations over the past 39 days, support for the government of President Sebastian Piñera and his Cabinet has reached a historic low.

Bogota, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Federation of Education Workers called for teachers to mobilize today through a peaceful pot-banging protest (cacerolazo), as part of actions against government policies and in rejection of violence.

Bogota, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) In a context marked by persistent violence, the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia called to persevere with efforts so that peace can be sustainable in the country.

Bogota, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Colombia saw the fourth consecutive day of demonstrations in which citizens demand an end to violence and effective government policies in areas such as education and health.

Paramaribo, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The Republic of Suriname celebrates on Monday the 44th anniversary of its Independence, with the commitment to work for the welfare of the people and the Caribbean region.

Caracas, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Latin America is transforming and there are signs that reveal the end of the neoliberal cycle, political analyst Oscar Schemell said in Venezuela.

Brasilia, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Federal Deputy Gleisi Hoffmann was re-elected national president of the Workers' Party (PT) of Brazil on Sunday, with 71.74% of the vote, at the 7th Congress of that political organization.